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Conference Sparks Dialogue on Preventing Sexual Violence at Service Academies, Colleges

Date Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2019

Category: Sexual Harassment/Assault/Trauma - Maine

Military service secretaries and service academy superintendents along with other higher education academic leaders and experts met at the U.S. Naval Academy in Maryland this week. The intent of the conference was “to find ways to prevent sexual violence and to share initiatives that have shown promise.” This “National Discussion on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at America’s Colleges, Universities, and Service Academies” is the first-ever national meeting addressing this subject. Over 300 attended, about 10 percent of the 1200 invited universities were represented.

In January 2019, the results of a survey showed a 50 percent rise in claims of sexual assault and harassment at the military service academies.

Read the full article at: Stars and Stripes